Port Maurelle, Farewell to the Kiwis, and Departure Preparations
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Sun 12 Jun 2011 21:51
Had a busy weekend, moved over to Port Muarelle on Sunday morning. After some school and a snorkel around the bay, we joined the KIWIs and the SILVER FOXs for a "pot luck" dinner aboard KIWI. KIWI is a 58' Davidson design sloop, beautifully laid out and kept in showroom condition. Chris and Deb have two kids, Connor and Steph, and we were able to spend a lovely evening with them. Hopefully we will be able to catch up with them again in Fiji.
This morning we motored back around to Neiafu where we are getting all of the end of term test papers completed so they can be posted or emailed before we leave on Wednesday afternoon. The rally will start to crank up again today with the leg briefing for the next leg to Fiji via Nuiatoputapu. The Nuias are an island group about 160nm north of Tonga which are relatively untouched and who live by more traditional values than the three more central parts of the county.
The weather for the passage is looking pretty good so far, hopefully the forecast will become reality!